Issue with 'new' messaging system
An issue has come to light where any account in your school can search for and message anyone in central bedfordshire. This only affects those schools where they have implemented a policy that allows communication with 'Site' as opposed to 'School'.
I recommend that you change the communication option to 'School' in ALL of your policies.
Any issues please contact me in the usual way.
Early User Interface – Important changes
This summer we have some very exciting changes happening to the itslearning platform. Changes include a new interface, new features and updates to existing features.
At the end of July, the early learner course interface is being retired from itslearning, this means that it will no longer be possible to create new early learner courses. Any existing early learner courses will be converted to ordinary courses. Our design team is looking into how we optimise the new itslearning for our youngest users, and we will communicate these updates at a later date.
For more information on all changes that are happening this summer please visit http://www.itslearning.co.uk/the-new-itslearning-experience
Changes are coming - UPDATE
Having seen the new new look and feel, and talked to its learning staff I can assure all users that you DO NOT have to change to the new version of its learning.
A number of facilities that Central Bedfordshire users will be lost with the new version, a few of these are listed here:
Skins will no longer be supported i.e. space/animal misfits
Early years interface will not be supported
ALL CONTENT on a course 'dashboard' will be lost when upgrading
I have been assured that any/all schools who wish to continue with their EXISTING platform will be able to do so for the foreseeable future. This has several advantages, the biggest of which is not having to go through the undoubted upgrading issues. By waiting hopefully any problems will be ironed out AND it may be that in a years time scripts will have been written to allow your existing content to be migrated to the new version should you wish to venture down this route.
If you do not have much content on a course dashboard you may well want to move over to the new version, if you do please let me know.
Changes are coming
Dear Colleagues by September the Its Learning platform will be updated with new facilities, look and feel etc etc.
Please take time to read through this document, Back to School 2016 at: http://www.itslearning.co.uk/Websites/uknew/images/Technical-Guide-UK.pdf
and look at the its learning webpage with screen shots here:
Also there are still places for the Its Learning Conference at Wyboston on Friday 1st July, details are here: